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  • Live Blog: Israeli troops open fire on Gaza Return March

    Ahead of Nakba Day, marking 70 years since the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem, tens of thousands in Gaza were expected to march on the border, culminating 45 days of protests demanding the right of refugees to return, an end to Israel's siege. Protests were also taking place in the West Bank and Jerusalem, where the United States is opening its new embassy. [This post will be updated as events unfold. All times are local.] 9:30 p.m. The Ministry of Health in Gaza says that that the number of Palestinians killed by Israel on the Gaza border has risen…

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  • Israeli soliders open fire on Gaza protesters seventh week in a row

    One Palestinian killed and dozens evacuated to Gaza hospitals after Israeli snipers open fire on the Great Return March for the seventh consecutive week. By +972 Magazine Staff [This post will be updated as events unfold.] Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at Palestinian protesters on the border with Gaza for the seventh consecutive week. Part of the 45-day Great Return March, which began on March 30, the demonstrations are set to culminate on May 15, Nakba. [tmwinpost] At least 15,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's protests in several locations along the Gaza-Israel border fence. Israeli soldiers killed one…

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  • PHOTOS: Soldiers fire live ammo, wound two in Nabi Saleh protest

    Photos and report: Anne Paq / Activestills.org Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition against nonviolent Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday. Two Palestinians were wounded, including activist Manal Tamimi. Tamimi was shot in her leg as she was standing and talking to her friends, only minutes after the protest had begun, along with another young Palestinian. Both were transferred to a Ramallah hospital where they received treatment for their wounds.     Activists report that the army has stepped up its use of live ammunition in the village over the past few months. Nariman Tamimi, a prominent…

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  • 'Israeli army increasing use of live fire at West Bank protests'

    Despite being illegal as a crowd control weapon, eyewitness accounts and a new report by B'Tselem document the Israeli military's increased use of 0.22 caliber live bullets against Palestinians at West Bank protests and clashes. Photos by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler and Oren Ziv/Activestills.org Text by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler Two years ago this week, 15-year-old Palestinian Salih al-Amarin was shot in the head by Israeli forces with live ammunition. He died several days later. Al-Amarin, a resident of Azza Refugee Camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, was taking part in clashes with Israeli forces stationed on the separation wall…

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  • Israeli army shoots Italian activist, Palestinian teen with live ammo

    The 30-year-old was reportedly wearing a reflective vest when shot. Kufr Qaddum has been holding weekly protests for years against the closure of its main access road. Israeli troops shot an Italian national in the chest with live ammunition Friday afternoon in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddum, Palestinian medical officials and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) reported. An 18-year-old Palestinian protester was also hit with live fire, according to the reports. The .22 caliber bullet entered 30-year-old Patrick Corsi’s chest and remained lodged in his abdomen, a statement from ISM said. He remains hospitalized in Nablus, according to…

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  • PHOTOS: Ten killed across West Bank in Gaza solidarity protests

    Photos by: Mustafa Bader, Oren Ziv, Ahmad Al-Bazz, Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org Text by: Keren Manor In the last four days, Israeli forces have killed ten Palestinians across the West Bank during protests in solidarity with Gaza. More than 600 have been wounded, and several remain in critical condition. The biggest protest took place on Thursday night with at least 10,000 Palestinians marching from the Am'ari refugee camp near Ramallah to the Qalandiya checkpoint. Israeli soldiers and border police responded with both live ammunition and rubber bullets, killing one. Live ammunition was also used to suppress protests in Husan, Qalandiya, Beit Ummar, Al Arroub Refugee Camp, Beit Fajjar, Huwwara…

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  • PHOTOS: Palestinian worker shot by Israeli soldiers near Gaza border

    Israeli forces shoot a Palestinian worker near Gaza's northern border in just the latest of many incidents of live fire against civilians posing no security threat. Text and photos by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org On Monday morning, Israeli forces shot and injured Palestinian Nizar Abdallah Al-Wan as he and six companions began salvaging building materials near Gaza's northern border. Al-Wan was shot in the foot, and had to be taken by donkey cart to an area accessible by ambulance. He was treated in a Beit Lahiya hospital, and because the bullet passed through his foot without causing serious damage, he was…

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  • VIDEO: Israeli forces shoot Palestinian protester from close range

    An Israeli Border Policeman was videotaped shooting Palestinian activist Manal Tamimi in the leg with a rubber-coated bullet from very close range in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on Friday. According to Manal's husband Bilal Tamimi, who shot the video, and a report from the Palestine News Network, the border policeman was no more than a few meters from Manal when he shot her in her knee region, reportedly causing a fracture to her bone from the impact. Tamimi told +972 they also tried to break his camera. In the video below you can see the unarmed Manal walking up…

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  • PHOTOS: Israeli forces shoot Palestinians with live fire in Bethlehem

    Israeli forces shot two Palestinians with live ammunition on Friday. The weapons, presumed to be suppressed Ruger .22 caliber rifles, were used by Israeli soldiers stationed atop the separation wall during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Clashes have taken place almost every day in Bethlehem's Aida Refugee Camp since three Palestinian militants were killed in Yatta by Israeli soldiers last week. Last Friday, two Palestinians in Aida Camp were shot with live ammunition. This week saw several more incidents of live ammunition used against Palestinians in Bethlehem before Friday's shootings which wounded two. In the second shooting Friday,…

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